Category Archives: Writing

What Literature Can Teach Us

No matter your feelings toward literature and reading, everyone at some point in their life has picked up a book and felt at least something. That’s because literature has the power to teach us countless lessons and information. Here are just a few things literature can teach us:   About ourselves. Books and the characters…
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Why You Should Take a Writing Course in College

If you just graduated high school and are hoping to abandon all English classes and forms of writing while in college, think again. Here are some reasons why everyone should take a writing course in college.   You will most likely need writing in anything you do. No matter your future profession, the ability to…
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Tips for Proofreading Your Writing

  After overcoming the many trials and errors, writer’s block, and stress that goes into writing, it can be easy to overlook one of the most important final steps: proofreading. Proofreading is essential to any good piece of writing, so here are some tips for how to get the most out of your editing process!…
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How To Break Writer’s Block – Option 1

Writer's Block is a very real thing. Anyone who has had to stare at a blank sheet of paper or a blank screen knows the panic that creeps up when you need to get something done by a zooming deadline, and absolutely nothing is coming. But there's another kind of writer's block too - one that…
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Hemingway’s Top Five Tips for Writers

In his book titled Ernest Hemingway on Writing, Larry W. Phillips writes, “Throughout Hemingway’s career as a writer, he maintained that it was bad luck to talk about writing — that it takes off ‘whatever butterflies have on their wings and the arrangement of hawk’s feathers if you show it or talk about it.’ Despite…
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Everyone Can Draw

At Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago, after I’d read two chapters of Sandman, the adult graphic novel written by Neil Gaiman, I happened to walk by a box that read, “Everybody Can Draw.” The message slapping my face: all I needed to draw fantastically in the way I saw in that graphic novel…
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The McDreamy Dilemma

SPOILER ALERT - If by some miracle you have not seen Grey's Anatomy this week, or have not already heard what happened, STOP READING.   The internet was buzzin' after Thursday night's episode of Grey's Anatomy. People were outraged that Shonda Rhimes not only decided to kill off yet another character from the show, but…
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The HIMYM Dilemma From A Writing View

SPOILER ALERT Ok, so we all know that How I Met Your Mother ended this week. After 9 years of watching, the show's loyal fans finally got all their answers. And while some were quite satisfied, most of the fans were left confused and angry. Was this show really supposed to be called How I…
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What Does It Mean?

Have you ever really thought about where the words you use everyday come from? I'm a writer, so obviously I love language. Wordplay is a part of my job and I actually get excited about learning different ways to use language to enhance my writing. I have always enjoyed hearing how a particular phrase came…
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The Importance of Looking Up

Last week the movement arts group New York Live Arts hosted a five-day festival dedicated to the work of one of my favorite writers, Oliver Sacks, a neurologist turned author whose fame stems from his ability to make medical writing digestible for a lay audience. Sacks writes primarily about neurological cases he comes across in…
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